The Daily Mail complains about the fact that we can subscribe to BBC iPlayer for a lot less than viewers in Britain pay for the licence fee. The newspaper goes on to say that we have access to archive material that is unavailable in the UK and that is unfair.
It is only later in the article that the Mail points out that we cannot receive live streamed content nor can we get the catch up programmes on our version of iPlayer. OK, we may have 2000 hours of content to watch including some classic programmes but that is hardly the same as getting the full BBC service or the programmes available free on iPlayer in Britain.
Towards the end of the article, the Mail reveals its true gripe with our version of iPlayer. It is a well known fact that the Daily Mail hates everything Apple and of course iPlayer is only available through the apps. store which means that Apple receive 30% of the fee. Sour grapes?